Author Topic: First time designing a PCB  (Read 1323 times)

KarenColumbo

Re: First time designing a PCB
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2021, 12:27:13 PM »
Even if it weren't your first attempt it'd be very neat! Well done!
(And get yourself a NAS or put those electnronics files on a Google drive and work on them online. Says someone who lost EVERY Cubase arrangement file he ever did to a HD crash some years ago.)
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OiMcCoy

Re: First time designing a PCB
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2021, 02:39:14 PM »
OiMcCoy, where did you find the 3D rendering?  Is that a plug-in? I can only render the board but not the components.

Cheers,
Andy
It just under VIEW > 3D viewer

No extra plug in. Maybe your version is out of date?

Kevin Mitchell

Re: First time designing a PCB
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2021, 04:25:46 PM »
OiMcCoy, where did you find the 3D rendering?  Is that a plug-in? I can only render the board but not the components.

Cheers,
Andy

There's a graphic option in the 3D viewer. You'll have to toggle the items you would like to see (TH, SMD, paste and so on).
Also - some parts don't have the models set automatically. So you'll have to change the 3D properties through PCB new (right click the part, properties and the 3D tab).

By the way - great first layout! Only needed minor cleaning.
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Fancy Lime

Re: First time designing a PCB
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2021, 05:18:39 PM »
Turns out, the 3D component library called packages3d is not bundled with the other libraries under Debian Linux, and I did not have it installed. This is probably so because the 3D library is quite big and not really essential. Anyway, installed it, now it works.

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Andy
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rockola

Re: First time designing a PCB
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2021, 01:53:11 AM »
And get yourself a NAS or put those electnronics files on a Google drive and work on them online.

I put mine on Github... See eg. https://github.com/rockola/superduro

OiMcCoy

Re: First time designing a PCB
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2021, 01:53:20 PM »
It took a lot of effort, and I am not exactly pleased with the layout... but I got the Big Muff laid out.

I am going to get this one printed and build it for myself. It's one of my all time favorite pedals and I no longer own one.